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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 10, 2024, 10:28
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 10, 2024, 10:28
Apr 10, 2024, 10:28
 
Oh... My... God! No Man's Sky in VR is amazing! I don't think I can ever play it again any other way. It's so intuitive.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 20:16
NKD
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 20:16
Apr 1, 2024, 20:16
NKD
 
When you keep your team below 50 people you can stretch the money pretty far.
Do you have a single fact to back that up?
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 13:36
El Pit
 
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 13:36
Apr 1, 2024, 13:36
 El Pit
 
Hello Games CEO Burns: Smithers, are they shouting Boooo because of my thought of paid updates?
Hello Games Lackey Smithers: No, Sir, they are shouting Boooouuuuuuy! They love the idea!
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 11:17
Prez
 
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 11:17
Apr 1, 2024, 11:17
 Prez
 
At least it's not sexual fan fiction about Sean Murray like what was written by one of his fans. I read/heard it when I watched Internet Historian's video on 'No Man's Sky'.

*I don't personally recommend that you subscribe to him because it has been uncovered that he is a blatant plagiarist, but the video was pretty entertaining nonetheless.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 10:58
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 10:58
Apr 1, 2024, 10:58
 
Oh boy. It’s almost eight years post release now. If No Man’s Sky business model wasn’t financially viable, Hello Games would have moved on a long time ago. It’s not about a redemption arc anymore.

I don’t see any benefit for them to change things at this point. I’ll support them by buying their next game.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 10:27
Prez
 
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 10:27
Apr 1, 2024, 10:27
 Prez
 
Not for nothing but even a first time indie dev knows that the simple way to have people throw a little scratch at you even for a game you made to be played for free is things like artbooks, soundtracks, wallpapers, or even a dlc that is specifically named "support the developer". You see it several times a month on Steam. That might be more complicated in this case as there is a publisher involved, but the point is that they know how to generate revenue for their work from customers who want to show support. As it is, you kind of sound like pathetic simps, even if I know that the majority of you aren't.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 06:53
Wilhuf
 
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 06:53
Apr 1, 2024, 06:53
 Wilhuf
 
I think Sean did great with NMS.

I will probably further support HelloGames with Light No Fire, unless it starts life as a dumpster fire, in which case I'll wait until the game is in decent shape.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 03:23
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 03:23
Apr 1, 2024, 03:23
 
"It feels wrong to keep getting content from a genuinely passionate team for free," says Twitter user Joexor, echoing a sentiment shared by many in the replies to the original tweet. Another user called JustSlippingTea comments further down that they're begging from Hello Games to add "some form of microtransactions" so that people can support them. When you have fans of a game begging for microtransactions to be added, you know you've done right by the community.

That is the world we created for ourselves. Wherein some people feel the need to dump money onto something to show support. Hello Games would charge for it if they needed it or were greedy enough. They are not in this case. And people are so conditioned to hand money out, that when they do get 'free' things it makes them feel bad when they cannot.

Just enjoy it, they are a for profit company and will ask for money if they needed money. I'm certain at some point they might just do that. Enjoy the free now.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 02:38
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 02:38
Apr 1, 2024, 02:38
 
Leahi84 wrote on Apr 1, 2024, 02:03:
RogueSix wrote on Mar 31, 2024, 17:47:
Leahi84 wrote on Mar 31, 2024, 15:12:
What on earth. I never thought I'd see the day when people would actually WANT mtx.. Just wtf.

The vast majority of publishers are making way over 50%+ of their revenue from MTX these days (e.g. Take 2 currently stands at 75%, down 7% from a previous quarter where 82% of their revenue came from MTX, or RCS in their lingo, which stands for recurrent consumer spending).

MTX are super popular and millions of gamers enjoy buying shit for their favorite games. That's just how it is, whether some people can wrap their brains around it or not, does not matter. Reality is the reality. Deal with it.

I also wonder where people are getting the money for this stuff, when apparently everyone is struggling just to eat and pay their bills. The economy was in the dumpster last I checked.

No matter how much people complain or how deep in the "dumpster" the economy is, you can always count on one thing: People will always have enough money to buy smokes, booze and whatever other entertainment tickles their fancy (like drugs, hookers, gambling or games or MTX for games) .
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 02:03
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 02:03
Apr 1, 2024, 02:03
 
RogueSix wrote on Mar 31, 2024, 17:47:
Leahi84 wrote on Mar 31, 2024, 15:12:
What on earth. I never thought I'd see the day when people would actually WANT mtx.. Just wtf.

The vast majority of publishers are making way over 50%+ of their revenue from MTX these days (e.g. Take 2 currently stands at 75%, down 7% from a previous quarter where 82% of their revenue came from MTX, or RCS in their lingo, which stands for recurrent consumer spending).

MTX are super popular and millions of gamers enjoy buying shit for their favorite games. That's just how it is, whether some people can wrap their brains around it or not, does not matter. Reality is the reality. Deal with it.

Doesn't make it any less exploitative by companies that do it. I understand it, I just think its a sad state of affairs. I also wonder where people are getting the money for this stuff, when apparently everyone is struggling just to eat and pay their bills. The economy was in the dumpster last I checked. I guess the people that pay all this money for MTX must either be the 1% or have spending issues.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Apr 1, 2024, 00:22
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Re: Issues & Activism Apr 1, 2024, 00:22
Apr 1, 2024, 00:22
 
While I would certainly hate to see microtransactions sully a good redemption arc I understand the sentiment. If they don't want to put out any sort of paid DLC and someone wants to support them further just buy the game on another platform/give away keys or some such. There are options that don't ruin the model for the game.

It seems like the studio must be well run fiscally speaking otherwise let's face it the free updates wouldn't still be coming.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Mar 31, 2024, 22:09
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Re: Issues & Activism Mar 31, 2024, 22:09
Mar 31, 2024, 22:09
 
gamer are some of the most stupid being in the world. If you love this game so much, just buy extra copies and gift them to your friend or family. Let more people enjoy and know about this great game and dev will make more $$. Asking the dev to stop making free content is so fxxking stupid.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Mar 31, 2024, 20:49
Prez
 
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Re: Issues & Activism Mar 31, 2024, 20:49
Mar 31, 2024, 20:49
 Prez
 
I prefer to call it earning players' trust back. 'Forgiveness' only applies in things like friendships and family matters. In my view, whether I forgive Hello Games is irrelevant, but they have done enough to make up for their transgression. A lot of studios wouldn't have done what they did, so they even earned some extra respect in my case.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Mar 31, 2024, 17:47
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Re: Issues & Activism Mar 31, 2024, 17:47
Mar 31, 2024, 17:47
 
Leahi84 wrote on Mar 31, 2024, 15:12:
What on earth. I never thought I'd see the day when people would actually WANT mtx.. Just wtf.

The vast majority of publishers are making way over 50%+ of their revenue from MTX these days (e.g. Take 2 currently stands at 75%, down 7% from a previous quarter where 82% of their revenue came from MTX, or RCS in their lingo, which stands for recurrent consumer spending).

MTX are super popular and millions of gamers enjoy buying shit for their favorite games. That's just how it is, whether some people can wrap their brains around it or not, does not matter. Reality is the reality. Deal with it.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Mar 31, 2024, 17:42
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Re: Issues & Activism Mar 31, 2024, 17:42
Mar 31, 2024, 17:42
 
Jim wrote on Mar 31, 2024, 13:14:
LOL, not in this forum. People here do not forgive or forget. But I agree with the premise of the story. some paid DLC would be nice.

It all depends on the crime doesn't it? No crime warrants forgetting but possibly forgiveness, if it isn't too serious and the offender is actually contrite. Some are beyond forgiveness regardless of how sorry the offender might possibly be.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Mar 31, 2024, 17:04
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Re: Issues & Activism Mar 31, 2024, 17:04
Mar 31, 2024, 17:04
 
Forgive ?!
But they swindled my over-trusting innocence, only 7 years, 7 months and 20 days ago ! Bigcry
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Re: Issues & Activism
Mar 31, 2024, 16:57
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Re: Issues & Activism Mar 31, 2024, 16:57
Mar 31, 2024, 16:57
 
If you want to support a developer so badly that you beg them for paid DLC. How about you just purchase the game again (and again) instead?
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Re: Issues & Activism
Mar 31, 2024, 16:03
Prez
 
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Re: Issues & Activism Mar 31, 2024, 16:03
Mar 31, 2024, 16:03
 Prez
 
Sean Murray seems like an awkward but ultimately very simple and genuine guy, otherwise I'd say that these are likely company plants saying what they are told to say. It's not like it hasn't happened before. If guys want to beg to not get free stuff, whatever. I'd prefer it if he was at least business savvy enough by now to know that they aren't speaking for anything remotely resembling a majority, but whatever Hello Games does at this point is fine by me.
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Re: Issues & Activism
Mar 31, 2024, 15:42
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Re: Issues & Activism Mar 31, 2024, 15:42
Mar 31, 2024, 15:42
 
If some people (who couldn't pour water out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel) are so concerned about getting free content, they can start a go fund me!
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Re: Issues & Activism
Mar 31, 2024, 15:34
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Re: Issues & Activism Mar 31, 2024, 15:34
Mar 31, 2024, 15:34
 
This supposition and theory about people tiring of free updates is ridiculous...;) The author doesn't understand their business model--by constantly updating the game as they do, they continue to sell the 2016 game in 2024 and beyond, and usually at MSRP. Only sale I've seen is the one that finally enticed me to buy (in 2017/18) or so is the 50% off sale I see them running frequently. Otherwise, it continues to sell at MSRP 8 years after launch. There are a lot of people yet who could buy the game but haven't, so they have come nowhere near saturating their sales for the game. It's an interesting and profitable strategy for them, no doubt.
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